2010 seemed to bring with it several directions for my web presence. My main Flies&Bikes website tended towards becoming a vehicle for reporting on my cycle racing, usually amplifying on the reports on club events filed at the North Bucks Road Club web site, but also reflecting on the open events I rode during the year. Interestingly some of these articles actually do seem to be read, with at least one time triallist over at Tempsford making a specific request that I note the weather conditions for a particular event had not been good – and this before I’d even changed after the event, let alone got home to write the report!
I’ve been moving away from posting on politics and higher education at Flies&Bikes, and have moved that activity (which is always a bit sporadic) over to my posterous account. Similarly, my blogging on internet privacy has dropped in frequency, particularly after my departure from BT in favour of a more enlightened ISP a couple of years or so ago on the back of the Phorm phiasco. I do still blog about techy things that interest me (see tomorrow’s post).
Team Grumpy blogged sporadically, with brief flurries of excitement as our main event of the year came along, and more extensively with a report on our first visit to the podium (did anyone mention the Duo Normand?)
Over at Wonderful Life, my activity increased with the establishment of the UK’s first major foray into the wholly risible rehash of creationism, Intelligent Design, in the form of the Glasgow-based (but funded via Guernsey) Centre for Intelligent Design. This has provided considerable meat for the blog, particularly given that its three guiding lights appear to be deeply evangelical (and largely biblical literalists). I was invited to join the committee of the British Centre for Science Education (website, forum, blog), an invitation that I accepted and a role that I hope I’ll be able to take part in more fully in the future.
The British Centre for Science Education (BCSE) is the leading anti-creationist organisation in Europe. We are a well established professional group dedicated to promoting and defending science education in the UK. The BCSE is run as a cooperative organisation by part-time volunteers with paid membership and a community forum where the general public can debate the key issues involved. It believes in the tools for everyone to think for themselves – Science, Education and Reason – and the outcome – Democracy, Pluralism and Liberty.
We have become deeply worried about attacks on science education, particularly from creationists funded from the USA and Australia, and our campaign is dedicated to keeping all forms of creationism including Intelligent Design out of the science classroom in the UK.
My twittering (#grumpybob and #teamgrumpy) has been sporadic, and often seems to fill the role of providing content to my FaceBook account. Website activity at the Northwood Wheelers and Team Grumpy websites has been minimal.